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CEI Chairman & CEO D. Raja
D. Raja
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    Been there nearly 10 years, feel like an important part of the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at CEI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a stuffy corporate culture. Instead, a fun, family and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is treated like an equal regardless of title. Great opportunity to accelerate your technical skills. Been in the awesome new office for over a year now and it really uplifts the mood and encourages socilization. The clients I work with have all been fantastic.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are there but hard to see. Benefits could be a bit better (profit sharing would be nice). It also sometimes feel that Raja is a bit conservative when it comes to taking business risks but he's kept the company profitable since 1992.


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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CEI in January 2015.

    Interview

    Got an email from a recruiter. He said there is a company wants a django developer, then he said it's comcast, and a lot of developer refuse to do interview with it. I said fine, as long as if I move to PA, they won't do anything related to my home internet. We laughed then he decided to setup an interview with a technical recruiter. So, some Indian guy called me with heavy accent. It says in my resume that I worked for my school while I was undergrad. I did code a whole application for my school. It's 25-30K lines of code, and it's used by my school. I did the back and front ends. It's a massive application. I used backbone, handlebar and used dozen of others libraries. Took me around 3+ years to finish it. It's a whole homework system with automatic grading, and automatic questions generation. It's similar to webassign if you've done any mathematical undergrad course. The interviewer said my project was basically a home work for my class I took while I’m undergrad. At that point, my blood started to boil. He asked some python questions, and I had hard time trying to understand his accent. One of the question what does 'bass' do in python? I said bass? He said yes. I was like wth is bass? Is it something I don't know in python? Perhaps I was learning Python all wrong. Then I just realised he meant pass not bass, but his accent was too heavy to have the right pronunciation Then, he started to ask questions in c++ and .net (yes, you've read that right) I answered the c++ question, and I told him I asked the recruiter about this is a Django position. There is no mention for .net or c# in the job posting. The only thing that was in the job posting is something called groovy and Java, and told the recruiter last time I programmed in Java was 4 years ago. The recruiter said it's not required. So, if you're applying for this Django position, be ready to answer .net questions.

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Additional Info

Website www.ceiamerica.com
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

CEI is a nationally recognized CMMi level 5 IT Consulting company, Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For over 20 years, CEI has provided IT Consulting, Custom Software Development, and Managed Services. CEI has offices and delivery operations across the United States as well as an offshore delivery center in Chennai, India. CEI works with clients ranging from the Fortune 50 to ... More

Mission: CEI's mission is to be known and trusted by our customers to deliver top quality IT contracting and technology services. Through trust and commitment, we build win-win relationships with our partners and vendors. To our employees, CEI creates an honest, creative, enjoyable and rewarding environment. And to our shareholders, CEI consistently delivers revenue growth and profitability.

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